Period films arranged by date of setting

This is a list of period films organized by the year or decade they were set in. Within each year they are organized oldest to newest by release date.

I have tried to limit this list to proper period dramas. I have included films with fantasy and horror elements but excluded films that are animated. Films that fall into a grey area (for example set historically but not costumed historically) I simply make a decision on but could probably be swayed by various arguments.

Lady Bird is the one set closest to the present. Any films following that have been added but not yet arranged.

Please recommend any films I have missed, especially ones set and made outside of England and America!

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  • Silence

    201

  • Black Robe

    202

  • Shadows in the Palace

    203

  • Blood of My Blood

    204

  • Tulip Fever

    205

  • Pocahontas: The Legend

    206

  • The New World

    207

  • Artemisia

    208

  • The Showdown

    209

  • Squanto: A Warrior's Tale

    210

  • Moll Flanders

    211

  • A Little Chaos

    212

  • Harakiri

    213

  • The Witch

    214

  • The Devils

    215

  • War Of The Arrows

    216

  • The Devil's Whore

    217

  • Queen Christina

    218

  • A Field in England

    219

  • Alatriste

    220

  • Witchfinder General

    221

  • Moliere

    222

  • The Libertine

    223

  • Charles II: The Power and The Passion

    224

  • Ganga Zumba

    225

  • The Girl King

    226

  • Restoration

    227

  • Winstanley

    228

  • All the Mornings of the World

    229

  • Girl with a Pearl Earring

    230

  • Marquise

    231

  • Vatel

    232

  • Witchhammer

    233

  • Quilombo

    234

  • Stage Beauty

    235

  • The Man Who Laughs

    236

  • New Worlds

    237

  • My Name Is Bach

    238

  • The Miniaturist

    239

  • The Crucible

    240

  • The Draughtsman's Contract

    241

  • Seong Chun-hyang

    242

  • Chunhyang

    243

  • Nomad: The Warrior

    244

  • The Favourite

    245

  • Humanity and Paper Balloons

    246

  • The Abduction Club

    247

  • Untold Scandal

    248

  • Forbidden Quest

    249

  • Love and Honor

    250

  • The Lady Shogun and Her Men

    251

  • At River's Edge

    252

  • The Castle of Crossed Destinies

    253

  • Hana

    254

  • Rob Roy

    255

  • The Crucified Lovers

    256

  • Blackbeard

    257

  • Let Joy Reign Supreme

    258

  • Bajirao Mastani

    259

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

    260

  • Double Suicide

    261

  • The Accidental Gangster

    262

  • Catherine the Great

    263

  • A Harlot's Progress

    264

  • Farinelli

    265

  • Young Catherine

    266

  • The Book of Negroes

    267

  • The Amazing Grace

    268

  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

    269

  • The Scarlet Empress

    270

  • Roots

    271

  • Roots

    272

  • Casanova

    273

  • Amadeus

    274

  • The Last of the Mohicans

    275

  • Barbara

    276

  • A Royal Affair

    277

  • The Mission

    278

  • Madame DuBarry

    279

  • Belle

    280

  • John Adams

    281

  • Royal Affairs in Versailles

    282

  • The Duchess

    283

  • Mozart's Sister

    284

  • Brotherhood of the Wolf

    285

  • Beaumarchais the Scoundrel

    286

  • Wuthering Heights

    287

  • Wuthering Heights

    288

  • Wuthering Heights

    289

  • Marie Antoinette

    290

  • Marie Antoinette

    291

  • The Fatal Encounter

    292

  • Xica da Silva

    293

  • The Affair of the Necklace

    294

  • The Scandalous Lady W

    295

  • Dangerous Liaisons

    296

  • Valmont

    297

  • Ridicule

    298

  • The Bounty

    299

  • Scaramouche

    300